India vs New Zealand 1st Test Playing 11: Team India predicted 11 for kanpur test against new zealand; IND vs NZ Kanpur Test: How will Team India be in the absence of Virat, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul? Learn
The first match of the Test series between India and New Zealand will be played at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur from 25 November i.e. Thursday. This match is going to be very interesting. One over New Zealand team will come with its full strength, on the other hand many veterans are out of the Indian team. Regular skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been rested, while opener KL Rahul is injured. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant have also been rested.
Talking about the injured KL Rahul, he said, “Definitely, it is a big setback.” He made it clear that he has full faith in openers Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill. “He (KL Rahul) did well in England and he was in good form. Of course, we will miss him but we have players who can do their job, we have players who have done well for us in the past and they are very experienced. I am not too worried about the opening position.
When asked about the three spinners, he said, ‘I cannot disclose anything about it. We are not sure about the combination right now and in India you know there will be spinner friendly pitches. Don’t know what the wicket will be like. We will have to wait till tomorrow and assess from there. “I am not worried about the combination. Whoever plays tomorrow is 100 per cent ready.
Probable playing XI
Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj/Axar Patel/Jayant Yadav
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